Articles about Microcredit

Nandini Azad – A Model for Social Performance

Published on Dec 12, 2011 by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos

A special pleasure for me at the 2011 microcredit summit in Spain was spending time with Nandini Azad, one of the current powerhouses in the Indian anti-poverty movement, who has distinguished herself for path-breaking grassroots development not only in India but also in several other countries.

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Muslim Women Shine at the 2011 Microcredit Summit

Published on Dec 11, 2011 by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos

Despite the preponderance of men on podium of the microcredit summit, it was Muslim women from Pakistan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Sudan and Egypt, who offered some of the most inspiring leadership models at the sessions in Spain this year.

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In Conversation with Ela Bhatt of SEWA

Published on Jan 14, 2011 by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos

In a small house in Hamilton Ontario, I was sipping an Indian soup with Ela Bhatt, founder of the one-million-strong Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in India.

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The Lesson of Kerala Women

Published on Dec 30, 2010 by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos

Grassroots women that have set up farm collectives of their own in Kerala have now entered municipal politics where they will take community development to new heights says Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, a Toronto professor and researcher.

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Microcredit Suicides in Andhra Pradesh

Published on Dec 09, 2010 by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos

Cooperatives run by women are the way to protect marginalized Indian women from the worst aspects of the commercialization of microcredit, says SEWA leader Ela Bhatt and Indian development volunteer Vithal Rajan.

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Jasmine and Sugar Cane

Published on Nov 15, 2010 by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos

In 2005 I let my imagination fly with a short story set in both India and Montreal. It appeared late in 2005 in The Little Magazine, a literary journal published in Delhi.

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